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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Serious Journalism and Circulation Numbers

Sevanti Ninan has some observations about the current media scene:

The Indian Express figures eighth among English newspapers, after a number of regional newspapers which have no pretensions to being national. The Deccan Chronicle, Telegraph, Mid Day, Deccan Herald, regional papers all, have overtaken the Delhi-based Express group in readership. Last year when Hindustan Times and DNA entered the Mumbai market, IE went from being the number two player in the city, to number four.

India Today and Outlook have become predictable and I’m hoping that the slew of magazine launches being planned by the Indian Express group would also include something in the current affairs space.


  • It is sad that the Express is hitting the lows. It is still Chennai's bold English newspaper. The left-leaning Hindu, and the party-circuit-leaning Chronicle are no comparison.

    By Blogger Vijay Krishna, at 5:49 PM  

  • @VK,
    The Express referred to here is the Indian Express group (Ramnath Goenka group). The one published from Chennai is called the New Indian Express (part of Manoj Kumar Sonthalia group). Both are not related.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:00 AM  

  • Strange. I consider IE to be one of the best in terms of analysis, columns and Op-ed articles. May be it is not appealing like TOI. But I guess IE has its own loyal readers.

    By Blogger greensatya, at 1:07 PM  

  • i just hope someone musters the courage to give us an alternative to outlook and india today.

    By Blogger anantha, at 8:25 PM  

  • @Greensatya,
    IE is definitely few notches above the rest.

    I'm also hoping that somebody will launch will a better weekly so that we have a real alternative to India Today and Outlook.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 2:15 PM  

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